NYC///RYAN McGINNESS FINDS ANIMAL CHIN AT PS1…

April 18, 2008  |  art, NYC, SK8 THING

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Animal Chin was here...

NYC-based graphic/fine artist RYAN McGINNES' skateboarding-themed mural, "Have You Seen Him," originally created for the container exhibition at Art Basel Miami 2007 has just been installed in the courtyard of progressive art institution PS1 in Long Island City where it will remain on display until May 3rd. The 200-foot-long panoramic mural consisting of 50 individual enamel paintings is based on the "Citizen Kane" of skate videos, Powell Peralta's epic "The Search For Animal Chin," from 1987, and incorporates visual and narrative themes from the seminal Craig Stecyk (nee John Smythe) penned masterpiece. HAVE A LOOK:

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The long and short of it...

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Don't fear the ripper...

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A future skater finds inspiration...

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We're not really sure what the hell this guy's problem is besides the obvious...

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The grim reality of a pre-spring NYC...

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